The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is responsible for the development of programs and strategies to support the meaningful district-wide engagement of families and community stakeholders in The Cleveland Plan. At the core of our work is expanding the capacity of schools to partner with families and community-based organizations in support of student achievement and school improvement.
The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is committed to authentic engagement of families/parents and community partners that reflects the following core values:
- All families have hopes and dreams for their children and want the best for them.
- All families have the capacity to support their children’s learning.
- Families and school staff should be equal partners in the education of children.
- The primary responsibility for building partnerships between home and school rests mainly with school leaders and staff.
- Our community partners and stakeholders are valuable contributors to the education of our students in preparing them to compete in the 21st Century Global Economy and are critical to the success of The Cleveland Plan and the continued vitality of the region.
Every school will welcome every family and student (regardless of race, ethnicity, religious or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, linguistic differences, or family structure). They will work to actively engage families, community agencies and volunteers as partners in student learning and school improvement.
We have listed a variety of sources related to family and community engagement.
Serving 4 counties and covering 1.5 million people in Ohio, the United Way 2-1-1 Help Center provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional who will review your options for help, develop a plan and act as your advocate if you are faced with barriers to service. Simply dial 2-1-1 or chat with us for assistance.Did you know the Cleveland Public Library has a number of options and opportunities for parents to support their scholar? As a valued partner in education, your local branch may be willing to host a parent meeting, or provide a workshop for parents. Consider having a member of the Family Engagement Committee to research the possibilities and what makes sense for your school.Life as a parent is not always easy. The parent resources were created by CPL Children’s Librarians to help you through the good and difficult days of parenting. Hand selected books, searchable databases and trusted web sites are designed to help you and your child through life’s little challenges.
FreshTrak connects people who need assistance with resources that can help them. Thay have streamlined services for customers while enabling partners to change the conversation around hunger in their own communities. There are many families facing food insecurity for the first time and there are a number of organizations that are here to help.
If you need help with food, this FreshTrak directory allows you to search a network of over 100+ food pantries & other hunger-relief programs that are still open and in your neighborhood. https://freshtrak.com/
In some cases, a family can also pre-register for an upcoming Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry online. Click the link and enter your Zip Code to find a food distribution site near you.